The JR Newsletter is the official e-newsletter of the John Reich Collectors Society. The purpose of the John Reich Collectors Society (JRCS) is to encourage the study of numismatics, particularly United States gold and silver coins minted before the introduction of the Seated Liberty design, and to provide technical and educational information concerning such coins.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
JR Newsletter: 1 October 2017 (363)
First this week, from the
Recently, I switched from
being a 25+ year user of a PC type of computer to an Apple/Mac type of
computer.I don’t believe I will have
this switchover completely mastered for another 25 years.Part of my difficulty in changing from PC to
Mac has been in processing photos.As a
result, two photos provided by Jim Matthews in last week’s JR Newsletter were
left out.I have figured out how to post
those photos after some trials and tribulations.Here are Jim’s photos.
First, an image of an 1831
JR-6 with the obverse cud.
Second, an image of the
reverse of an 1829 JR-4 that Jim purchased from Larry Blackwelder in 1993:
I’ll do my best to get smart
on this “Mac thing.”I am an old dog, so
you know what they say…
While I have your attention,
I want to remind readers that the correct email address for submissions to the
JR Newsletter is jrnewsletter(at)gmail.com
Of course, instead of
remembering the email address, you can just reply to the weekly JR Newsletter email and
your reply will go to the correct mailbox.Sending email to the jrcs.org email address will not be effective, to
say the least.
Barry Sunshine wrote:
To all – at the NLG bash on August 8thheld in connection with the ANA
convention, the Bust Dime Book – Variety Identification Guide won the Best
Specialized Book of the Year Award. This great Bust Dime book was written by
Winston Zack, Louis Scuderi and Michael Sherrill and received a lot of assistance
from other Bust dime enthusiasts. Louis and Winston surprised me by attending
the NLG Bash to accept the award and everyone that was involved with the Book
received many congratulations from throughout the ANA and emails.
grading service reported that they use this book all the time!
collect or have any interest in learning about Bust Dimes, then this book is
essential addition to your library and is great reading. I noted that
many top auction catalogs cite this book in lot descriptions.
want to acquire a copy of this book, then contact one of the several dealers
that carry the Bust dime book at $49 each. Those dealers contact info are:
To all JRCS members, and especially Bust Half Nuts, I am working
to finish a project on contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins. There are a number
of varieties which I believe were made from transfer dies, and therefore the
obverse and/or reverse impressions should match mint-made dies (although some
details from the transfer process may be slightly distorted). As such, I am not
as much of an expert identifying Overton varieties as many of you are, and
therefore I could use your expertise. Therefore, I am requesting the assistance
of some of the membership to help in identifying the obverse and reverse
Overton dies associated with each obverse and reverse die used to make these
I have a PDF file with high quality images of almost all the
varieties I would like to have reviewed. I also have an excel spreadsheet where
you can place your answers/responses/notes. Combined, these documents are about
73 MB in size - too large to email. Therefore I will need to send you the
documents via Dropbox where you can download them. Simply send me an email (stoneman101(at)gmail.com)
requesting to help out, and I will send you the Dropbox link.
Any assistance will be GREATLY appreciated, and acknowledged as
such in my project. I would appreciate receiving final responses from everyone
before November 31, but do not feel you need to rush through this.
Final results will be shared with all those who have
Len Augsburger reported that he has received assistance on
attribution of the Frank Stewart half dollars and half dimes.The denominations remaining are the dimes and
quarters.He has updated the Newman
Numismatic Portal to reflect the attributions sent in by JRCS members.